Lise Meitner — who broke ground in the study of nuclear physics — remains obscure and largely forgotten. She was excluded from the victory celebration of her discovery because she was a Jewish woman. Her story is a sad one.
The amount of snowfall is an important parameter used in modeling how the Antarctic continent’s mass of ice will change in the coming decades. As the planet warms, the margins of the continent are melting three times faster than just one decade ago.
The Green New Deal is often linked to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who is the idea’s most visible champion. But in its current form, it’s the brainchild of a bunch of 20-somethings sick of older generations’ inaction on climate change.
Back in the 1980s, scientists tried to breed captive Sumatran rhinos to save the species, with very limited success. But now a new coalition is hoping to learn from past mistakes and renew the breeding program.
"Right to Repair" promotes resources people need to fix the things they own, from smartphones to dishwashers to agricultural equipment. The movement started as a response to the growing stream of e-waste but has broadened its message.
“It’s really concerning that so little plastic has ever been recycled and, as a result, so much plastic waste has leached out into the world’s environment. It’s a great, growing and genuinely world problem,” said RSS president, Sir David Spiegelhalter.